Comparative outcomes of extracapsular dissection and superficial parotidectomy

Ozturk K. , Ozturk A. , Turhal G. , Kaya İ., Akyildiz S. , Uluoz Ü.

ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, vol.139, no.12, pp.1128-1132, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 139 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016489.2019.1669821
  • Title of Journal : ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1128-1132


Background: Retrospective analysis of extracapsular dissection (ECD) and superficial parotidectomy (SP). Aims/objectives: Comparing the outcomes of ECD and SP in surgery of benign parotid masses. Material and methods: Total of 136 patients included in the study. The inclusion criteria were pathologically proven benign FNA biopsy, lack of deep lobe invasion and single tumour diameter lower than 4 cm, absence of radiologically and clinically malignant lesion and facial paralysis at the time of diagnosis. Objectives: Drain volumes and seroma presence, clinical evaluation of face nerve function; signs of infective complications were collected from patients' clinic chart. Complications and recurrence rates were obtained from follow-up forms. Results: The mean follow-up period was 42.53 +/- 14.88 months. In SP group, three patients with disease recurrence were found, 8 (10.2%) had early facial nerve paralysis (grade 2 and 3) and 11 (14.1%) had Frey's syndrome. No postoperative complication, early facial paralysis and recurrence were observed in ECD group.